Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Laura Ljungkvist
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
In this early learning picture book for young children, puzzles meet the reader on every page. The colors and illustrations attract little eyes and fingers, making each page an exciting entrapment. From kittens to hens and puppies to horses, Search and Spot Animals utilizes a variety of shapes, colors, silhouettes, and tasks to keep young readers both entertained and curious.
While Search and Spot clearly targets young, preschool aged children, the difficulty of the puzzles seems above and beyond that age group. It is possible this book could be utilized to teach and encourage patience as well as endurance in young minds as they search the repetitive illustrations trying to find their hidden tasks. However, due to the difficult nature of this picture book it would be the perfect parent-child or teacher-student interaction experience.